William A. Rountree


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Georgia Trend 2021

Will represents debtors, creditors, trustees and committees under all Chapters of the Bankruptcy Code, with an emphasis on corporate reorganizations under chapter 11, individual filings under chapter 7 and bankruptcy tax issues. He also represents numerous banks, credit unions and other lenders in bankruptcy cases and related litigation.

Will began his bankruptcy practice in 1999 serving as Law Clerk to the Honorable Steven H. Friedman, former United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Florida. After his clerkship, he returned to Atlanta and practiced for 17 years in the city’s oldest bankruptcy firm. During his career, he has been involved in all aspects of insolvency practice and has been selected numerous times as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” and one of Atlanta Magazine’s “Super Lawyers” in Debtor/Creditor Rights and Bankruptcy.

Will earned his bachelor’s degree from Emory University and his law degree from the University of Florida, where he served on the editorial board of the Journal of Law and Public Policy. He has been published in numerous bar journals, newsletters, and other publications and has lectured at dozens of seminars on bankruptcy, workout and foreclosure issues. He also has served on the Continuing Legal Education Board of Trustees for the Atlanta Bar Association, volunteers regularly for Atlanta Legal Aid, and is an Episcopal vestry member.

Will lives in Atlanta with his wife and three daughters.

Practice Areas

  • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 12 Bankruptcy
  • Assignments For The Benefit of Creditors
  • Out of Court Loan Workouts

Classes & Seminars

  • Lecturer, “Selected Bankruptcy Issues for the Commercial Real Estate Practitioner,” Atlanta Bar, Real Estate Section, December 2016
  • Lecturer, “Chapter 11 Issues for the Consumer Bankruptcy Practitioner,” Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Group November 2016
  • Lecturer, “Georgia Foreclosures and Workouts: Ethical Issues,” National Business Institute Seminar August 2011
  • Lecturer, “Loan Workouts,” Sterling Education Services Seminar August 2010
  • Lecturer, “Selected Bankruptcy Issues for the Accounting Professional,” Georgia Society of CPAs Real Estate Roundtable February 2009
  • Lecturer, “Bankruptcy Issues for the Commercial Real Estate Practitioner,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminar September 2008
  • Lecturer, “Ethical Issues in Commercial Practice,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminar March 2008
  • Lecturer, “Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy,” Creditors’ Rights Seminar February 2004
  • Lecturer, “Collection Issues in Bankruptcy,” Sterling Education Services Seminar September 2003

Published Works

  • 'The Willful and Malicious Injury Exception to Discharge in Bankruptcy: Just How Narrow Should It Be?', The Florida Bar Journal, October, 1999
  • 'Selected Bankruptcy Issues for the Family Law Practitioner', The Family Law Review, December, 2016